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03-24

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Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop
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Aaron Gleeman

03-23

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Atlanta Braves
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Mike Gianella

03-22

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8

Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-21

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
by
Greg Wellemeyer

03-21

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Rubbing Mud: Lift Yourself Up By Your Launch Angle
by
Matthew Trueblood

03-20

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24

Five to Watch: American League Prospects
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George Bissell

03-15

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26

Dynasty Dynamics: The Next 112
by
Ben Carsley

03-10

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 9-10
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-09

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5

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

03-09

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 7-8
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Relief Pitchers on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

03-08

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-6
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-08

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Guarding The Lines: A Prospect Guy's Guide To The WBC
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Jarrett Seidler

03-07

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-06

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2017 Rounds 1-2
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Starting Pitchers on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

02-28

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and Beyond
by
Ben Carsley

02-27

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017
by
Ben Carsley

02-17

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-15

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7

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-13

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8

2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
by
Rob McQuown

02-13

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2017 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101
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Wilson Karaman

02-13

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-10

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Javier Baez vs. Dansby Swanson
by
Greg Wellemeyer

02-09

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-09

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Franklin Barreto vs. Gleyber Torres
by
Mark Barry

02-08

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Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

02-02

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

02-01

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Get to Know: Third Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-27

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Ian Happ vs. Raul Mondesi
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Greg Wellemeyer

01-26

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Second Baseman on the Ocean Floor
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Wilson Karaman

01-25

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-20

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: A.J. Reed vs. Dan Vogelbach
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George Bissell

01-19

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: First Basemen on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-19

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 50 First Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-18

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10

Get to Know: First Base Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

01-13

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Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Francisco Mejia vs. Chance Sisco
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Greg Wellemeyer

01-12

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Catchers on the Ocean Floor
by
Wilson Karaman

01-11

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley

10-12

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Minor League Update: AFL Games of October 11th
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Mauricio Rubio

09-29

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Fantasy Freestyle: Five Short-Season Hitters to Watch
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Wilson Karaman

09-19

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Minor League Update: Games of September 16-18
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Christopher Crawford

09-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 15th
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Mark Anderson

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 14th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 13th
by
Wilson Karaman

09-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 12th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-12

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Minor League Update: Games of September 9-11, 2016
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Christopher Crawford

09-12

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The Buyer's Guide: Deep Minor-League Grabs
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J.P. Breen

09-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 8th
by
Christopher Crawford

09-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 7th
by
Christopher Crawford

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How many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors?

Last weekend the Twins announced that their top prospect Nick Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, would cease playing exclusively shortstop and begin spending some time at second base as well. Positional versatility is not a bad thing, but Gordon’s draft stock was based on the belief that he was a shortstop, period, so the fact that there’s uncertainty about his ability to stick there before he even got to Double-A is discouraging. As a rail-thin 21-year-old with a poor walk rate and just five home runs in 293 games as a pro, Gordon will likely need to have significant defensive value to be a big-league asset.

Gordon’s older brother, Dee Gordon, was also a top prospect as a shortstop who later moved to second base. Dee, who cracked BP’s top 101 prospects list in 2010 and 2011, remained a shortstop long enough to log 147 major-league starts there in 2011-2013, but then shifted to second base full time in 2014 and hasn’t played shortstop since. When talk of little brother Nick possibly moving off shortstop got louder a couple weeks ago, Dee spoke up, telling Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “I’m not their front office, but my brother is a shortstop and it’s going to be tough for him to play second.”

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March 22, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Prospects

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Ben Carsley

The prospect shine might have worn off these players, but they're still worthy of your attention in fantasy formats.

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard this before, but prospects will break your heart. Most of them don’t pan out. Many of them fall off the face of the earth all together. And nearly all of them, even the ones who do turn out the way you dreamed, don’t do so right away.

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March 21, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Prospects

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Greg Wellemeyer

Identifying a handful of senior-circuit prospects who are worthy of your attention.

Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley gave you their top 100 dynasty prospects a couple weeks ago and Carsley dropped 112 more names on you last week. As is my wont, I’m wading into still deeper waters to cover five guys that missed those lists. Applicability depends on league size, of course, but there should be a little something for everyone here, including re-drafters.

Eliezer Alvarez, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

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Reds prospect Zach Vincej explains how he changed his hitting approach through tinkering and ignoring cliches.

Late last May, Zach Vincej’s career was on life support. He’d turned 25 years old a few weeks earlier and was playing for the Reds’ Double-A affiliate in Pensacola—or, worse and more accurately, not playing for them.

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March 20, 2017 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Prospects

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George Bissell

A look at a handful of minor-leaguers who are worthy of your attention.

We’re less than two weeks away from Opening Day and fantasy baseball draft season is in full swing. It’s time to get excited. The primary focus of this article is to highlight American League prospects that are on the cusp of making a significant fantasy impact in the major leagues this upcoming season.

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March 15, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The Next 112

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Ben Carsley

Why stop at 101 prospects when you can rank 213?

101 is an arbitrary number. Every year, the Baseball Prospectus Fantasy Team puts out a top-101 prospects list, and then Bret Sayre and I follow suit with top-101 dynasty prospect lists of our own. It’s a slight deviation on the industry-standard “top-100” you see around the web, but the truth is it often makes little sense to stop (or to extend to) a nice round number.

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Luis Urias is your Mr. Irrelevant.

BP Expects Prospect Mock Draft 2017 - Rounds 7-8

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March 9, 2017 6:00 am

Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley

Identifying future fantasy bullpen contributors might be a fool's errand, but we made Ben do it anyway.

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Triston McKenzie and Nick Gordon lead the next batch of names off the board.

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A deeper dive to find future fantasy assets at this position.

While actively refraining from dropping any Boyz II Men lyrics in here, I’ll instead note that we’ve come…a long way in our journey to the corners of organized baseball where the bright lights of Bret’s Top 50 Dynasty lists don’t shine. And for our trouble, we didn’t even get a lousy t-shirt, we got an article all about marginal and minor-league relievers. Weee! I tried to make what follows as helpful and potentially useful in some capacity as I could. And as always, if I didn’t mention one of the 8.6 million other relievers in the world that you happen to like, feel free to inquire within the comments. Bret’s Top 75 relievers can be found here, while previous pieces in this positional series can be found here:

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Rangers wunderkind Leody Taveras leads the way as the next 30 prospects come off the board.

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